I have taken music classes here on occasion, and my son has as well. Essentially, a student can complete the first 2 years of a 4 year education here and than transfer to the college of choice. They have partnered with a number of the colleges and universities in Illinois on establishing a standard, transferable curriculum for the first 2 years.
There are also a number of resources available including academic advising and counseling.
If you live in district, Oakton is a great educational alternative.